iOS 16 Additions: What To Expect From The Upcoming Update

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This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2022 got up like every year, with lots of information regarding Apple’s upcoming iOS 16 operating system. Having spent the summer in beta testing, it will be available to the public in the autumn of this year, bringing with it more customization choices, widgets for the lock screen, and improvements to the messaging app for those of us who are prone to typos.

  1. The option to change the typefaces and colors used on the lock screen is at the heart of Apple’s iOS 16 improvements. Add widgets and several lock screens that you can move through by swiping across the screen will be available. It is possible to configure various lock screens to various focus modes. Animated and Pride-themed wallpapers are also available fro In addition, notifications look differently on the lock screen. They “roll in” towards the bottom of the screen rather than stacking up across it. The “live activities” function displays alerts linked with an event, such as an Uber trip or a sports event, in a single tile as an additional option.
  2. The company is also introducing shared iCloud picture libraries to make it easy for families and friends to share select photographs. Sharing ideas and picture modifications and keywords will be synchronized across all users.
  3. Messages are getting a substantial overhaul as well: With iOS 16, you’ll be able to go back and fix typos in sent messages, undelete unintended messages, and mark whole threads of messages as unread so you can return to them at a later time. Messages are also getting SharePlay. Apple is bringing Live Text, a strong text-to-speech function, to video. When you utilize Live Text in photographs or videos, you’ll have access to even more activities. Wallet also receives a few new capabilities, including the ability to securely transfer stored IDs by providing just the information that is required. As a result, it will be simpler to transfer stored keys. When using Apple Pay, you may now divide a bill into four equal installments and avoid any interest or penalties by using the new “Pay Later” function. Maps in iOS 16 will include multi-stop routing capabilities, and the “detailed city experience” that was debuted in iOS 15 will expand to six additional cities.


Susan Kowal
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